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I was with my new born granddaughter and the next day I

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I was with my...

I was with my new born granddaughter and the next day I broke out with a cold sore. She was 10 days old. Do I need to worry. I was kissing snuggling. Is she in danger.

Doctor's Assistant: Have your break been stable or getting worse? Have there been any illnesses going around?

No illness and haven't had a cold sore in years

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with cold sore? Is this a repeating or first-time issue?

I used to get them when I was younger it had been years

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Pediatrician: Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Welcome and thank you for your question.

I am reviewing it now and will reply again in a moment.

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Pediatrician: Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Thank you for your patience.

I am sorry to tell you that herpes can spread very easily to newborns if they are kissed by someone with a cold sore or even by someone with the herpes virus in the saliva.

The baby needs to be tested for the virus as early as possible.

I hope this helps.
Let me know if you need more information. If not, please click on a positive rating (5 stars) to leave feedback.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
She has no signs and it's been 6 days. Would she be showing signs by now. I read it's very rare if she would contract under 6 months of age due to moms antibodies. Is that true?
Pediatrician: Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, Doctor replied 4 months ago

If her mother has herpes, then yes, her antibodies would protect the baby against herpes infection.

If infection does occur, then the first signs would show up within 2- 14 days.

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